Pop divas seem born for Christmas: they’re dramatic, emotional, sentimental, campy – everything that’s Christmas. These best Christmas albums suit the season.
Ella Fitzgerald mixed styles in a unique way while sticking to the work of one songwriter at a time. This recording shows how she could masterfully do this with a live orchestra.
Though called "The First Lady of Song", Ella Fitzgerald is more lauded for her spectacular vocal sound than for her interpretations of lyrics, but a new reissue should help correct that understanding of her art.
Hamell on Trial draws upon the musical power of Fitzgerald and the sexual prowess of Sinatra to become one of the finest musical interpreters of America itself.
Pairing her original vocal tracks with new arrangements from the London Symphony Orchestra, Ella's "latest" release featuring some shining moments.